Spain win Euro 2024 final after comeback win over France: 5 points of debate

SPAIN 2-1 FRANCE: Goals from Lamine Yamal and Dani Olmo saw Spain come back from a Randal Kolo Muani header to reach their first major final in 12 years

Spain reaches Euro 2024 final after beating France(Boris Streubel – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Spain have booked their place in the Euro 2024 final with a comeback win over France in the semi-finals.

France took the lead when Randal Kolo Muani headed in Kylian Mbappe’s brilliant cross in the ninth minute. But their defence crumbled 12 minutes later when Lamine Yamal curled in a fantastic long-range shot to become the youngest ever scorer at the European Championship.

Four minutes later, Dani Olmo capitalised on a rebound in superb fashion before taking the ball from Aurélien Tchouaméni and firing in off the far post, which an unfortunate Jules Kounde turned into his own net.

French manager Didier Deschamps made three changes just after the hour mark but his side failed to break down Spain’s solid defence. La Roja eventually claimed victory by settling for a 2-1 scoreline, allowing them to reach the final of a major tournament for the first time since Euro 2012. Here, Mirror Football rounds up the highlights from the match.

Too little, too late for Mbappé

We’ve waited all tournament to see the best of Kylian Mbappé, who has been suffering from an injury. In addition to a back problem, the superstar broke his nose in France’s opening game, forcing him to play with a protective mask until now.

The France captain got rid of him in this semi-final clash and immediately looked much brighter. Just nine minutes later, he found space before sending a perfect pass to Randal Kolo Muani, who headed in the opener.

With Spain right-back Jesus Navas being shown a yellow card in the 13th minute, it looked like Mbappe would finally be coming on. However, that did not happen as Spain deployed a double-attack strategy against the Real Madrid star, preventing him from making a significant impact.

OPINION! Who was the player of the match between Spain and France? Comment below.

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